Rev. Irene Monroe: As I comb through numerous books and essays learning more about King’s philandering, sexist attitude about women at home and in the movement, and his relationship with Bayard Rustin, I, too, wonder would King today be a public advocate for LGBTQ rights.
Rev. Irene Monroe: LGBTQ teen and youth populations that are homeless are, first and foremost, if not solely, homeless because of their sexual orientation.
Irene Monroe: Although African American comprise of now nearly 13 percent of the U.S. population, we tragically account for approximately 44 percent of new HIV infections in 2013.
Rev. Irene Monroe: Although the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of marriage equality Republican presidential hopefuls still think marriage should be between one woman and one man.
Irene Monroe: While many LGBTQ communities of color will embraced the larger LGBTQ community’s offers to be inclusive, others feel that the white queer community, in 2015, is coming a day late and a dollar short.
Frank McAlpin: A safe and affirming “placement” or home for a trans foster youth will help a young person feel comfortable with who they are.
Carl Matthes: She was asked point blank if she was sure that she really saw the Pope and not his secretary. Yes, it was the Pope. He was dressed in white, had on a beanie and spoke American. She was surprised by that because she thought he would speak Argentinian.
Peter Cavanaugh: Initial conservative spin suggested that, along with Father Junipero Serra, Kim Davis, herself, had been canonized.
Irene Monroe: We clearly see the geopolitics of a soft church bureaucrat evangelizing to today’s shrinking American Catholic Church—an institution that is less churched, less married, less white, and less conservative.
Rob Okun: When that prospective gay groom shouted at you, “By whose authority…” were you denying issuing the licenses and you said, “God’s”—I woke up.
Carl Matthes: When I was about 20, I played the Variations at a concert at a Los Feliz Catholic Church here in Los Angeles. In the audience was my mother who overheard a Catholic priest whisper to his companion, “that boy has a troubled soul!
Christina Forrester: We wouldn’t be talking about Kim Davis still if so many, including some in the Republican party, weren’t validating her actions.
Berry Craig: The zeal of bigots like Davis is fueled, at least in part, by their fear of a future that will not be theirs. They fret over an America that has become more tolerant, diverse and pluralistic. Prejudice is on the wane, even in Bible Belt states like Kentucky.